* CompleteMonster: There are [[BigBadEnsemble many]] terrible villains, with the biggest and baddest of them all being the GRU's [[GeneralRipper General]] [[StrawNihilist Sergei]] [[NightmareFuel Khvostov]], aka "TheButcher of Clear Lake City." His [[MoralEventHorizon offenses]] include: arriving at Johnson Space Center in Houston and finding that NASA had managed to move ''everything'' (personnel, equipment, documentation) out of there before the invaders arrived, leaving only a mocking note "Catch us if you can," He [[DisproportionateRetribution response]] was ordering the massacre of the families of NASA contractors, astronauts, and anyone else left behind in Clear Lake City; bathing a Cuban officer (one of his nation's allies) in battery acid when they got into an argument over a mistress; massacring the town of Freer, Texas in response to an assassination attempt (that's implied to have actually been carried out by other elements of the KGB who [[EvenEvilHasStandards found his methods counterproductive]]); and forcing the mayor of San Antonio to kill one of his staff, threatening to rape her and then kill her himself anyway if he didn't. ([[TearJerker He complied]]).